Saying Goodbye

There is a coffin in my cousin’s basement. It is a solid mahogany box, sanded and stained to a perfect honey-red. There is trim on the edge with the shape of tears etched across it and a simple white cross, waiting it’s turn for a swipe of the brush and...
Everything Has Changed

Everything Has Changed

I’ve told you before that one of my all time favorite Christmas songs is A Baby Changes Everything by Faith Hill. It’s incredible. It really is. And when we were in the depths of our struggle with infertility, it was a song that struck home on so many...
Children’s Hospital, Round 2

Children’s Hospital, Round 2

I had to take my babe to Seattle Children’s Hospital today, and I was reminded of how incredibly blessed we are as a family. I’m a nurse. I’ve seen pain. I’ve seen suffering. And after my rotation of peds in nursing school, I knew that it...
Christmas in Carols

Christmas in Carols

Can you imagine what it was like that night? I can almost see the breath of the angels on high as they sang out their praises over that sleepy little town of Bethlehem. Can you hear them? The sweet and joyful voices rejoicing over the birth of the King of Kings? Can...
Christmas in Heaven

Christmas in Heaven

When I was a child, Christmas Eve was a magical evening. After eating a massive dinner was finished (there were seven of us, dinner was always massive, even when the money was not) and the dishes put away, we would all gather round the table again. Mom would...

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